Italian watchdog drops Google display adv case as EU antitrust investigates

Italian watchdog drops Google display adv case as EU antitrust investigates

Italy’s competition watchdog said on Tuesday it had dropped a probe into Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) alleged abuse of its dominant position in the online display advertising market after the EU antitrust started a similar investigation. The Italian watchdog decided non to take any action as under EU laws the case is now out of its…

Konami has temporarily removed some Metal Gear games from digital stores

Konami has temporarily removed some Metal Gear games from digital stores

Nothing lasts forever, especially licensing. Konami is learning about the pitfalls of borrowing someone else’s property as it works to re-up its rights to historical footage used in Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3. In the meantime, it pulled both titles from all digital stores and streaming services. Konami announced the temporarily removal of Metal…

Mortuary jelly’ and bold nail polish used to create the ideal manicure for the dead

Mortuary jelly’ and bold nail polish used to create the ideal manicure for the dead

Funeral director Sarah Wambold discusses the intricate process of preparing a dead person’s hands for burial When you think of laying someone to rest, it can be easy to forget about the importance of their hands. Some might be wearing wedding bands, others may have their hands by their sides, or folded over their chest….

Sensational Jos Buttler century sets up England win over Sri Lanka

Sensational Jos Buttler century sets up England win over Sri Lanka

So that answers that one, then. In a tournament where everything had gone England’s way, this time it all went against them: asked to bat first after losing the toss, labouring to work out how to pace their innings, bowling as dew drenched the outfield on a heavy, humid night, watching Tymal Mills limp off…

ConocoPhillips profit powered by crude price rally

ConocoPhillips profit powered by crude price rally

ConocoPhillips (COP.N) on Tuesday posted a quarterly profit that trounced market expectations as supply bottlenecks and a global economic recovery helped drive a rebound in crude prices. Oil prices have gained nearly 63% since the start of 2021, with global crude benchmark Brent rising above $86 a barrel to its highest level in about three…

The International Space Station is bigger than you think, as highlighted in this 4K video tour

The International Space Station is bigger than you think, as highlighted in this 4K video tour

One of the biggest takeaways from the video is the sheer size of the complex. For whatever reason, I’ve always assumed it was relatively small and comprised of just a handful of modules, but that clearly isn’t the case. The other thing that struck me as immensely neat was the video game-like mini map at…

Man cooks perfect medium rare steak in his dishwasher – but it took a long time

Man cooks perfect medium rare steak in his dishwasher – but it took a long time

American journalist Michael George decided to test out his theory he’d be able to cook the perfect medium rare steak in the dishwasher and it appeared to work Everyone has their own idea of how a steak should be cooked – whether you prefer it blue like the French or a little more well done….

Conte poised to take over as Tottenham manager after Nuno sacked

Conte poised to take over as Tottenham manager after Nuno sacked

Antonio Conte has agreed to take over as Tottenham’s manager on a contract to June 2023 and is ready to sign the deal subject to final details. He will replace Nuno Espírito Santo, who was sacked on Monday after four months and 17 matches in charge. Negotiations between Conte and Tottenham broke down in the…

Ultra-low dose rituximab controls disease activity for most rheumatoid arthritis patients in new study

Ultra-low dose rituximab controls disease activity for most rheumatoid arthritis patients in new study

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that in one study, the majority of rheumatoid arthritis patients on an ultra-low dose of the drug rituximab maintained low disease activity for up to four years, and rarely needed to switch to other biologic drugs or glucocorticoids to…

Stellantis offers early retirement program to eligible U.S. employees

Stellantis offers early retirement program to eligible U.S. employees

Stellantis NV (STLA.MI), the world’s fourth-largest automaker, is offering voluntary retirement program to pension-eligible employees in the United States, the company said late Monday. The Netherlands-based firm said the early retirement is available to workers who are at least 55 years old and have been with the company for 30 years or who are at…